The Cleansing of a Leper
The man with
leprosy humbly approaches Jesus and begs him to cure him. Jesus responds with
words and a touch that heals. He knows that the man must show himself to the
priest for the Mosaic cleansing ritual but warns him to say nothing about the
circumstances of the healing. The man does not understand the implications of
Jesus’ warning. He reports the news far and wide about the wondrous thing that
has happened to him.
Prayer: It would be so difficult for me to keep news
like this quiet. This man had no idea that his public excitement would threaten
you and your ministry. It is a lesson in listening to you, Lord, and trusting
your direction in all things.